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Dean Baker

Co-Director, CEPR

January 31st, 2011

Debts Should be Honored, Except When the Money Is Owed to Working People

This seems to be the lesson that our nation's leaders are trying to pound home to us. According to the New York Times, members of Congress are secretly running around in closets and back alleys working up a law allowing states to declare bankruptcy.According to the article, a main goal ... continue reading

January 31st, 2011

Hillary Clinton on NBC's Meet the Press, January 30, 2011

...SECRETARY CLINTON: I want the Egyptian people to have the chance to chart a new future. It needs to be an orderly, peaceful transition to real democracy, not faux democracy like the elections we saw in Iran two years ago, where you have one election 30 years ago and then ... continue reading

David Swanson

Activist and Author, War Is a Lie

January 30th, 2011

60 Minutes: Putting the BS in CBS

The reason people in Tunisia, Egypt, and other parts of the world have been influenced to some extent by the work of Wikileaks is that they have read or heard about the material that Wikileaks has helped to make public.  The CBS program "60 Minutes" has just published video of ... continue reading

Jeff Cohen

Director, Park Center

January 30th, 2011

Fear Extreme Islamists in the Arab World? Blame Washington

In the last year of his life, Martin Luther King Jr. questioned U.S. military interventions against progressive movements in the Third World by invoking a JFK quote: "Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable." Were he alive to witness the last three decades of U.S. foreign ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

January 29th, 2011

Will Attention Finally Be Paid to the Working Class?

“I don't say he's a great man. Willie Loman never made a lot of money. His name was never in the paper. He's not the finest character that ever lived. But he's a human being, and a terrible thing is happening to him. So attention must be paid. He's not ... continue reading

Dan Rackley

Navy Veteran

January 29th, 2011

Tea Party Representative Suggests Cutting VA Budget

My family and I intently watched the State of The Union address this past week, and I just as intently listened to the Republican response.  Following the Republican response, one of the talking heads doing the blow by blow follow up then informed us there will be a response from ... continue reading

Tangerine Bolen

RevolutionTruth

January 28th, 2011

Join a New Video Project in Defense of WikiLeaks

DUE TO THE LARGE NUMBER OF SUBMISSIONS THE DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED 24 HOURS TO FEBRUARY 2ND Hello World-Wide Wiki Citizens! The following is a brief description of this project with instructions on how to participate and submit your video clips. Julian Assange’s extradition hearing date is set to occur ... continue reading

Anna Shook

Former resident of Tunisia and Egypt

January 28th, 2011

Thinking About Egypt

Like all of the people who are following the protests in the Middle East I am amazed and excited and very worried. Amazed because I have lived in three Arab countries, Tunisia, Egypt and Saudi Arabia, and I have seen how poor people suffer in Tunisia and Egypt, and I ... continue reading

Mike Elk

Labor Journalist

January 27th, 2011

The Beinart Body Count on Iraq & Gun Control

Earlier this year I witnessed a drive-by homicide in Northwest DC. There are few images that stick in my mind more than the moment I realized that the bright flashes coming from the car next to me were gunshots being fired at a teenage youth who was running away. It ... continue reading

Bill Quigley

Law Professor

January 27th, 2011

Honduras Human Rights Abuses Worse One Year After President Lobo Took Office

By Bill Quigley and Pam Spees. Bill is Legal Director of the Center for Constitutional Rights and a law professor at Loyola University New Orleans. Pam is a senior staff attorney at the Center for Constitutional Rights and is currently on a fact-finding mission in Honduras. In recent remarks on ... continue reading

Dan Rackley

Navy Veteran

January 27th, 2011

Vietnam Vet Dropped From Insurance Provider

In my last column I discussed the passive mistreatment directed towards veterans like myself at government sponsored facilities like the Philadelphia VA hospital.  To sum it up in just a few words for those of you who missed the last one; a certain segment of the support staff at the ... continue reading

David Swanson

Activist and Author, War Is a Lie

January 27th, 2011

Code Pink Wins the Future

The future will be here in April and Code Pink: Women for Peace has already won it (thus answering President Obama's State of the Union call to "win the future").  The color coded threat warnings our government has been bombarding us with since shortly after September 11, 2001, will be ... continue reading

David Coombs

Bradley Manning's lawyer

January 26th, 2011

PFC Bradley Manning Is Not Being Treated Like Every Other Detainee

Despite the assertion of Pentagon Press Secretary Geoff Morrell, PFC Bradley Manning is not being treated like every other detainee at the Quantico brig.  Morrell stated during today’s Pentagon briefing that PFC Manning’s “confinement is not in the least different from the manner in which anyone else at the brig ... continue reading

Robert Greenwald

Filmmaker, Brave New Films

January 26th, 2011

Help Us Cast the Next Rethink Afghanistan Video

We need your help to pick the best comments from our "Because It's Time" wall to be used in the next Rethink Afghanistan video!We're approaching the one-year anniversary of the launch of President Obama's escalated military campaign in Afghanistan, so we here at Brave New Foundation decided we'd mark the ... continue reading

Mike Elk

Labor Journalist

January 26th, 2011

Dismissal Signals Change in Direction for HuffPost

Crossposted from PBS MediaShiftLast Thursday, I was "fired" as a labor blogger from the Huffington Post by executive business editor Peter Goodman for helping a group of union construction workers disrupt a conference of bankers. (I put fired in quotations marks because I, like the majority of people who blog ... continue reading

Wendell Potter

Corporate Whistleblower and Author

January 26th, 2011

'How Everybody Exists' Doesn't Have to Be

If you want to know how things really get done in Washington -- or don't get done, depending on the desires of America's corporate executives -- all you have to do is read a couple of paragraphs in a Jan. 23 Philadelphia Inquirer story (see page 2).Reporter Joe DiStefano quotes ... continue reading

Coleen Rowley

FBI Whistleblower

January 25th, 2011

State of the Union: Don’t Ignore the Elephant War Machine in the Room

We are soon going to hear about our "State of the Union" but no matter what is said and no matter how good the speech, the current war machine dominating the state of the union will remain difficult to turn around. Even a president with military leadership like Eisenhower quickly ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

January 25th, 2011

After SiCKO, Is Your Story Next for Censorship?

The Enfield, CT, public library is in the midst of a controversy about whether the town managers can or should halt the public showing of Michael Moore’s 2007 documentary film SiCKO about the U.S. healthcare system. Some folks are nearly up in virtual arms about the implications of this sort ... continue reading

January 25th, 2011

NY Times considers creating an ‘EZ Pass lane for leakers’

The New York Times is considering options to create an in-house submission system that could make it easier for would-be leakers to provide large files to the paper. Executive editor Bill Keller told The Cutline that he couldn't go into details, "especially since nothing is nailed down." But when asked ... continue reading

January 24th, 2011

Egypt opposition hopes for Tunisia-style protests

CAIRO — Egyptian opposition groups have launched a nationwide call for protests on Tuesday, in the hope that Tunisia's popular uprising will embolden crowds to take to the streets in support of economic and political reforms. Inspired by a wave of street riots that ended the rule of veteran strongman ... continue reading

Yoko Ono

Artist, Musician and Peace Activist

January 24th, 2011

I fully support Mayor Bloomberg’s wise FIX GUN CHECKS proposal. Thank you, Mayor.

Dear FriendsMany lives will be saved by Mayor Bloomberg’s sensible proposal to improve background checks for the purchase of guns.I fully support Mayor Bloomberg’s wise proposal. Thank you, Mayor. We New Yorkers are all very proud of you for your wisdom and courage. With deep respect and love, Yoko Ono ... continue reading

January 23rd, 2011

Erekat's solution for the Haram

Saeb Erekat, the chief negotiator of the Palestinian Authority (PA), had suggested unprecedented compromises on the division of Jerusalem and its holy sites, the Palestine Papers obtained by Al Jazeera show. Minutes of negotiations at the US State Department in Washington DC indicate that Erekat was willing to concede control ... continue reading

January 23rd, 2011

Introducing The Palestine Papers

Over the last several months, Al Jazeera has been given unhindered access to the largest-ever leak of confidential documents related to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. There are nearly 1,700 files, thousands of pages of diplomatic correspondence detailing the inner workings of the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. These documents – memos, e-mails, maps, ... continue reading

January 23rd, 2011

Lawyer for WikiLeaks Army figure alleges mistreatment

The lawyer for alleged government secrets leaker Bradley Manning is accusing military authorities of using punitive measures against Manning at the Marine Corps jail in Quantico, Va. Manning, a 23-year-old Army private suspected of passing thousands of classified documents to the online site WikiLeaks, was placed on suicide watch for ... continue reading

January 22nd, 2011

Furious families spurn Tony Blair's apology for Iraq War deaths

TONY Blair finally apologised for the Iraq War yesterday – and was jeered by furious relatives of British soldiers who lost their lives. After facing an official inquiry for the second time, the strained-looking ex-PM offered his “deep regrets” for the 179 troops killed in the conflict. But his remarks ... continue reading

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George W. Bush Debuts New Paintings Of Dogs, Friends, Ghost Of Iraqi Child That Follows Him... www.theonion.com President Bush has a new hobby -- painting! --...

Apr 17th
7:28 PM
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Big new story from David Sirota and Pando on top Christie adviser and appearance of corruption at New Jersey's pension fund: REVEALED: Gov....

Apr 17th
12:41 PM
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FBI Uncovers Al-Qaeda Plot To Just Sit Back And Enjoy Collapse Of United States www.theonion.com WASHINGTON—The FBI announced today that it has uncovered a...

Apr 15th
3:28 PM
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Revealed: Rahm Emanuel's top donor bought stock in Marriott just before it was awarded huge contract pando.com As schools are closed and pensions cut,...

Apr 9th
2:00 PM
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I'll be at First Time Fest today in New York City at the screening of my first film, Roger & Me. Loews Village 7 at 12:30 pm. Come see it on the big...

Apr 5th
9:48 AM
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Revealed: Rahm Emanuel cuts public pensions, diverts money to benefit campaign donors pando.com If you've read the financial news out of Chicago the last...

Apr 4th
2:19 PM
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Please take a moment today to think of Casey Austin Sheehan, son of Cindy and Patrick, who was murdered by U.S. foreign policy in Sadr City, Baghdad ten years...

Apr 4th
2:00 PM
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ICYMI - I've joined this "thunderclap" to support the Connecticut legislators who voted yes on last year's Act Concerning Gun Violence...

Apr 3rd
7:38 PM
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I've joined this "thunderclap" to support the Connecticut legislators who voted yes on last year's Act Concerning Gun Violence Prevention...

Apr 2nd
8:27 PM
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I am opposed to the death penalty, but to every rule there is usually an exception, and in this case I hope the criminals at General Motors will be arrested...

Apr 1st
3:55 PM
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How Long Some in the US Will Survive Under New Health Law ...by Donna Smith www.michaelmoore.com Those who must access care to live and can afford it are not...

Mar 31st
10:13 PM
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Last night, The Good Wife on the East Coast started 40 minutes late due to the overrun of the NCAA basketball game. If you had your DVR set for the show, you...

Mar 24th
5:41 PM
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Watching films today, looking for the ones I'm going to pick for my film festival this summer. I (and a whole bunch of others!) have this thing we put on...

Mar 23rd
4:48 PM
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When the U.S. Health Care System Keeps Killing, Who Cares Enough to Fight? ...by Donna Smith www.michaelmoore.com We have largely forgotten that people are at...

Mar 21st
5:56 PM
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Tell the White House not to give up on Dr. Vivek Murthy's nomination as Surgeon General despite the ferocious opposition from the NRA: Don't give...

Mar 21st
5:38 PM
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This criminal would never see a jail cell, nor would his cronies. In fact, they'd later be rewarded with re-election: Presidential Address on War with...

Mar 19th
9:40 PM
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The crime of the century -- our invasion & slaughter in Iraq -- started 11 years ago tonite in this 7pm (ET) hour, March 19th, 2003: CNN Coverage of...

Mar 19th
9:08 PM
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Washington’s Back-to-the-Future Military Policies in Africa ...by Nick Turse www.michaelmoore.com Nick Turse is an award-winning journalist, historian,...

Mar 17th
4:59 PM
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"I think democracy is the most revolutionary thing in the world." -- Tony Benn, 1925-2014 Tony Benn in 'Sicko'

Mar 14th
10:07 AM
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RIP Tony Benn, one of the UK's greatest leaders: Tony Benn, veteran Labour politician, dies aged 88 www.theguardian.com Former cabinet minister died at...

Mar 14th
9:53 AM
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Please read this important story from K. Ford K.: Am I the Face of the New American Middle Class? www.huffingtonpost.com I began to feel I had slipped so low...

Mar 13th
2:24 PM
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Yesterday Dianne Feinstein revealed that the CIA has been spying on the Senate Intelligence Committee. This is all about the report the committee has produced...

Mar 12th
6:48 PM
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Health Care for All Colorado has brought Mercy Killers, a show written and performed by Michael Milligan about our murderous for-profit healthcare system, to...

Mar 10th
1:08 PM
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Health Care Dramas that Sting and Why We Have to Watch ...by Donna Smith www.michaelmoore.com The realities Milligan has written into the show cut deep into...

Mar 10th
1:02 PM
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Did you know the Lehrer Newshour on PBS has been produced for 20 years by a company owned by conservative cable billionaire John Malone? Me neither. After...

Mar 7th
8:39 PM
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Mr. Obama, if int’l law is so damn crucial . . . | RootsAction.org act.rootsaction.org The Russian intervention deserves criticism. But let’s be clear. The...

Mar 6th
1:21 PM
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Enron billionaire John Arnold thinks everyone should believe him when he says we've got to cut pensions because he's so incredibly rich: John...

Mar 5th
4:20 PM
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More in David Sirota's continuing series on the billionaire takeover of PBS: More PBS conflict woes as activists move to eject David Koch from board of...

Mar 3rd
12:35 PM
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Ukraine: One ‘Regime Change’ Too Many? ...by Ray McGovern www.michaelmoore.com Is “regime change” in Ukraine the bridge too far for the neoconservative...

Mar 2nd
9:25 PM
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